How sad it is to know that your poor baby is in so much pain, drooling down their shirt, and you simply cant make the discomfort go away quicker. Have you ever wanted to be able to help relieve this pain without using medicine every time? There has to be a less invasive way, right? Hubby and I have never been one on pushing medicine into Addison and I always look for solutions that dont involve medicine because I feel she is so little and there have to be natural ways to help any issue at hand.
I have come up with some helping hints and ideas of how to help bubs relieve pain caused by teething without having to constantly use panadol or bonjela.
- Frozen or wet cloth: grab a washcloth or other soft cloth and pop it in the freezer or in a bowl of cold water. Your little one can suck on it and this will help soothe their irritated gums.
- Frozen teething rings: These are a great little item that help so much with little fuss! Plus, when they get older you can use it if they bump their lip and need to put something cold on their lip!
- Frozen bananas or fruit: This is a good way for them to enjoy a little snack while sitting in their highchair and at the same time helping with their discomfort. You can either give them little bites or put some in a mesh feeder that they can hold and feed themselves.
- Teething Rusks: These are another great snack for bubs to enjoy while teething. There are organic ones with no sugar and they can suck on them for hours! You may think it has no taste but they love them and find it comforting. Dont forget to put a bib on as they suck away on the rusk!
- A small, cold spoon: Two ways of doing this are keeping spoons in the refrigerator, or put a small metal spoon in a glass of ice water. Your teething bubs can then hold the spoon and bite down on it to help soothe their irritated gums.
- Clove Oil: A real homeopathic remedy is to put one drop of clove oil in 1-2 tablespoons of almond oil or any other EDIBLE oil. This can cause blistering if used in excess but will work wonders as you rub this home remedy on bubs’ gums.
- Sophia The Giraffe- A great teething toy that bubs love to chew on and find comfort in. The ears and feet are different shapes and perfect for biting and bringing relief to their gums. These can be purchased from IttyBittyGreeny.
- More Frozen Remedies: There are more frozen methods you can use to help during teething. Some of them include:
- Herbal Tea Ice Cubes: choose your favorite herbal tea (such as Chamomile) to place in ice cube tray. Once frozen, give to bubs in a washcloth, clean baby sock, or mesh feeder.
- Favorite drink placed in a Popsicle mold and frozen.
- Ice cubes made into slush and then fed to bubs with a spoon.
There are many things that can help bubs while teething. One of the times when the pain is normally the worst is when bubs is sleeping. This time would be great for bubs to use the teething rings. They might get a little wet on their bedding, but it is worth the help it will be in getting them to fall asleep. Help soothe them before bedtime by rubbing their gums carefully. If they are at peace, the pain will be much easier for them to bare with.
Remember that this time will pass. They won’t be in pain forever and it is important to remember to keep calm for your little one who is already feeling so much pain. You aren’t alone and your bubs will be ok. Just keep your head up and keep calm, you and bubs will make it through!